Voices for Canadian #Scicomm100 – Weekly Recap: Sep. 17 – 23, 2016

Week 3 of our “Reflections: 100 Voices for Canadian Science Communication” campaign has been great fun. Lots of you have shared our quotes and images via the #scicomm100 hashtag and from our Facebook page. We really appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm! Do you have a favourite quote from this week’s batch? If so, tell us! Meanwhile, in case you missed our most recent […]

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Beakerhead is wildly entertaining, but it sure ain’t mindless

Guest post by Lisa Willemse Every year, Calgary hosts an event centred around cowboys and bucking broncos and tents full of brew. It’s been dubbed ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’, but I beg to differ. Calgary does host the greatest show on earth, but it’s not the Stampede. It’s Beakerhead. Never heard of it? Now […]

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Voices for Canadian #Scicomm100 – Weekly Recap: Sep. 6 -9, 2016

This week marked the beginning of our “Reflections: 100 Voices for Canadian Science Communication” campaign, where we’re sharing 100 quotes from Canadian scientists, artists, and thinkers about what science communication means to them. The response thus far has been phenomenal and we want to maintain this momentum. We’re excited not only to share these #scicomm100 […]

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We’re Live! Reflections: 100 Voices for Canadian Science Communication

Image credit: Jen Burgess Today Science Borealis launches Reflections: 100 Voices for Canadian Science Communication! On Twitter and through Facebook we will be promoting a rich and varied conversation about science communication in Canada. Over the next 50 days, you can find out what 100 scientists, journalists, policy makers, communications specialists, government leaders, and artists […]

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Science Games People Play

By Raymond Nakamura and Liz Martin-Silverstone, Multimedia Editors With the hashtag PokeBlitz, Canadian entomologist Morgan Jackson used the Pokemon Go craze to encourage people to appreciate biodiversity. This inspired us to peek at other ways computer games communicate science. Benefits “Games are fundamental to the way we learn,” said Jeremy Friedberg, a molecular genetics PhD […]

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